Letter to Editor,
I find this "new hospital" for Weyburn very frustrating to say the least. Talk about being between a rock and a hard spot. How did we get to this point - well that is history now. So we have to deal with what we have today.
From the beginning, my question was - are we getting a new building and maintaining the services we have today or even less? I still do not have the answer to that. My first reaction to the proposed "hospital levy" was a definite no to all three levels. As I pondered the situation, I wondered what would it cost me to find out?
Just maybe, there is some democracy left in this Country. When the Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation have the 20% needed to proceed, they can ask that question and have some say in what they will get before they turn the money over to the Government.
Let's see - $233.00 divided by 365 days equals .64 cents a day. I believe we do not have much choice in the matter. I also believe that working together for a common cause usually accomplishes positive results. I changed my view. Now I am in full support of the "Hospital Tax Levy" of $233.00 a year, and hope others will support the City of Weyburn's situation. There is still time to let them know. What can you get for .64 cents these days? Maybe a half a cup of coffee.
That said, I feel that if there are individuals or groups or big businesses out there that wish to donate to the Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation, I would encourage them to do so. If we have more than 20%, maybe we would have a little more say also.